Hotel rooms conversion is allowed despite neighbours’ noise concerns

Written on July 30, 2021

A hotel near Newport that is being used to house vulnerable people during the pandemic will return to its original use as the pandemic recedes, ending months of noise and disturbance for neighbours, councillors have been assured.

The Norwood House Hotel, at Chetwynd Aston, has been used as accommodation for vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Norwood House Hotel Ltd converted a function room into five new budget guest rooms, and Telford & Wrekin Council’s planning committee voted 6-2 to grant retrospective permission for the change.

Pave Lane resident Michael Bubb told members the current use makes the 18th-century venue function like a hostel or shared house rather than a conventional hotel, and said the residents’ loud, drunken behaviour has led to multiple police and ambulance visits.

Full Story: Shropshire Star

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